On bank holiday Monday LCpl Dean Hadrell of B Sqn represented KRH on the Soham Carnival Royal British Legion stand. The RBL were honouring three D-Day Veterans, one of whom was Ken Matkin. Ken landed on D-Day with the 1st Northants Yeomanry and later transferred to 10th Hussars and has been a proud Shiner ever since.
The Soham RBL Chairman is Mike Donoghue, who served in 14/20H 1968 – 1972, and it was Mike who extended the invite to KRH to join the RBL branch in honouring Ken and his fellow D-Day Veterans.
LCpl Hadrell said “It was an honour to meet Ken and his fellow veterans. I had an interesting chat with him about his WW2 experiences and some of the problems and challenges that they faced. Ken was also very interested in the Challenger 2 tank that we are equipped with today”.
LCpl Hadrell presented Ken with a Tercentenary souvenir cup and 2018 Regimental journal, and in return received a set of French WW2 coins made from aluminium (because of the lack of copper and brass due to the war effort). They will make an interesting addition to the Regimental museum WW2 display.
Ken, we salute you - HUSSAR !!
Lt Col Nick Tuck (Chairman CB Wilson Trustees) and Lt Col Peter Garbutt (Regtl Sec) joined Maj Dave Wilford MBE and SSM Pete Pollard of B Sqn KRH to hand over a cheque for £2000, donated by the CB Wilson Fund on behalf of KRH, to the hospital appeal to raise funds for a 2nd MRI scanner.
Salisbury District Hospital provides services to KRH serving soldiers and their families, and the Trustees of the CB Wilson Bequest are always keen to help and support.
The CB Wilson Fund supports officers, soldiers and families of The King's Royal Hussars and the former Regiments. It has its own Trustees body and Its income is derived from the legacy of Captain C B Wilson, a former 10th Hussar officer, who left a bequest in memory of his only son, Johnny, who was killed in the Western Desert in 1942.
KRH Association and serving members of the regiment.